My House in Umbria

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Richard Loncraine's adaptation of William Trevor's My House in Umbria stars Maggie Smith as novelist Emily Delahunty. After a bomb explodes on a train car carrying Delahunty, she persuades three of her fellow survivors to recover at her estate. The threesome includes the General (Ronnie Barker), Aimee (Emmy Clarke), and a German man named Werner (Benno Fürmann). The four begin acting like a family, which pleases Delahunty greatly. Conflict arises when Aimee's uncle Thomas (Chris Cooper) comes to collect his niece. My House in Umbria was made for HBO and screened at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.


Maggie Smith
as Emily Delahunty
Ron Barker
as The General
Ronnie Barker
as The General
Chris Cooper
as Thomas Riversmith
Giancarlo Giannini
as Insp. Girotti
Libero De Rienzo
as Dr. Innocenti
Cecilia Dazzi
as Rosa Crevelli
Anna Longhi
as Signora Bardini
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Critic Reviews for My House in Umbria

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Audience Reviews for My House in Umbria

  • Jun 20, 2009
    Something about this film was just a tad off for this viewer. Maggie Smith as Mrs. Delahunty is faultless, but the story was maybe a little too pat, the treatment a little too sugary, the ending a little too deus ex machina. One expects a little more from a film produced by HBO. This seemed more suited to Hallmark. Beautiful cinematography, solid pacing, a decent cast, but still something was missing to make this truly enjoyable. I liked it, I just didn't love it.
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2009
    pretty run of the mill tv movie where maggie smith rules the roost with her acting skills
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    A surprising and interesting story of strangers coming together.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2007
    So, I didn't realize this was an HBO movie when I rented it. Chris Cooper is hella annoying in this. Well, his character was annoying, so job well done I guess. The opening scene is awesome, the always watchable Maggie Smith + cool imagery = a winner. But, to me, things got less interesting as it went along. Ultimately, it feels too thin, and not worth the trip. This isn't bad, exactly; but you can pass.
    Joey N Super Reviewer

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